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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishleftleft1 /left/ ●●● S1 W1 adjective [only before noun]  1 SIDEyour left side is the side of your body that contains your heart opp right She held out her left hand. a scar on the left side of his face2 SIDEon the same side of something as your left side opp right Take the next left turn. the left bank of the river a pile of papers on the left side of the desk3 have two left feet4 the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing
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leftIs there any milk left?Joe only had $8 left.In the postcard Jack wears his cocoa-brown suit and white hat and is held by his left arm, slightly aloft.She pinched herself on her left biceps and yelped with pain.Doubleclick on it with the left button.my left footIf Tracey leaves, I'll be the only girl left in the class.Jones scored with only two minutes left in the fourth quarter.How much milk is left in the fridge?By 5 o'clock there was no one left in the office.At meals and prayers she sat slightly behind his left shoulder fanning him solicitously and always looking at him.the left side of the pageHow much time do we have left to finish this?a left turn
leftleft2 ●●● S3 W3 adverb  SIDEtowards the direction or side that is on the left opp right Turn left just after the school.
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leftTurn left and first on your left.We turned left and followed the gravel stream bed.Veer left and left again, passing the road that leads into Fish Canyon.Meanwhile, Eric had turned left and pulled away, driving along the High Street towards the top end of the town.I turned left and walked up the High Street.Turn left at the stop light.Turn left on this and follow for 1/2 mile to junction with main drive of Witley Court.At mile marker 142, turn left on to Coleman Road.
leftleft3 ●●● S3 W3 noun  1 the left/somebody’s left2 (from) left to right3 the left/the Left4 HIT[countable] a hit made with your left hand opp right5 take a left
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leftIt has had to invent a left with which to scare itself.The man on his left had been doing a scarf for a year, she said.To his left ran a modest lane which meandered northward to several small villages.You are a man of the left, yet you are in a government backed by a conservative party.The entrance to the freeway is on the left.Below her a gigantic cat head also dozes, while a furtive, headless male figure hurries off to the left.Back, then to the left.To the left of the church is an old shoe factory.You can get a ticket at the booths on your left.
leftleft4  x-refthe past tense and past participle of leave1
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leftI would stink of cabbage and ammonia and sweat for days after I left.He left behind a closetful of fine suits and white shirts, which Magnus also put to the torch.A waiter led her to the table she'd booked downstairs, and left her to study the menu.The blast seared two co-workers and left him with second-and third-degree burns from his knees to his scalp.You mean you just upped and left like that!Why have so many left the older urban cores?More than 70,000 families have left the system over the past two years, saving taxpayers over $ 100 million.All that's now left to show of the nights activity, are the tyre marks on the road.